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Philly DoGooder II

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Reflections from Philly DoGooder II Participants, Award Winners and Organizers

Reflections from Philly DoGooder II Participants, Award Winners and Organizers

The filmmakers, participating organizations and community award nominees stopped by the Philly In Focus video booth at the Second Annual Philly DoGooder Awards event at the University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall to share their insights and learnings from their experience. via Philly DoGooder II
Depaul USA: We Believe in You

Depaul USA: We Believe in You

Depaul USA operates Depaul House in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Depaul House is a 27-room transitional shelter for homeless men looking for employment to exit homelessness. Depaul provides holistic case management to help clients successfully address their barriers to... via Philly DoGooder II

Prevention is the Only Solution

WE ARE WINNERS because we are a team of volunteers working to create something good for hurting women and children. Our video depicts what is happening every 9 seconds to women in Philadelphia, the United States and Worldwide. By the end of our video 37 women will be physically assaulted by... via Philly DoGooder II

Housing First-The Road Home

Housing First – A Solution that Works for Ending Homelessness Pathways To Housing PA believes that housing is a basic human right. The Pathways organization was invited to Philadelphia in 2008 to work with a very specific population. They work with people that are chronically homeless and... via Philly DoGooder II

Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival

The Filadelphia Latin American Film Festival (FLAFF) was created to save great works of Latin American cinematic art. These films are often unavailable in the United States by providing access to the films in a fashion that promotes education and community. It is one of the only events of its... via Philly DoGooder II
The Power of Mercy

The Power of Mercy

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries is devoted to serving the under privileged in Philadelphia, in every stage of life. Whether children in need of care after school, adults hoping to advance their education or elderly citizens in search of company and companionship, Mercy is here to lend support. via Philly DoGooder II

Rainbow de Colores

Faced with an epidemic of crime and blight, one small block of neighbors in North Philly reached out for city allies and took matters into its own hands. The story of Rainbow de Colores park as told by two of its current caretakers and longtime community residents, Oscar and Lamont. Presented by... via Philly DoGooder II

The Center of Y

The center of Y is the story of a 25-year-old social entrepreneur and his journey from graduating with a Masters in a private university in Philadelphia to working in a rural hospital in Mozambique, Africa. It is this journey that challenged his conventional classroom education while trying to... via Philly DoGooder II

Cynwyd Station Cafe

Sadie Francis in her efforts to restore the Bala Cynwyd Station, the last remaining train connecting an outside suburb to Philadelphia! via Philly DoGooder II

Schools for Sustainability

Schools for Sustainability combines indigenous knowledge and modern technology where students live on campus and get hands on experience in organic food production, renewable energy, harvesting and purifying water, green buildings, waste management. The goal is to help students survive, thrive... via Philly DoGooder II

Soccer Ending Homelessness

This is the story of Street Soccer Philadelphia captured in photos and short clips in 2013. Street Soccer Philadelphia is the youngest chapter of the nationally-known Street Soccer USA. We are fully volunteer-run and dedicated to bringing smiles and hope to a group otherwise overlooked in... via Philly DoGooder II


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Pre-K for PA: All Children Ready to Succeed

What would our world be like if every child was ready to succeed? When children have access to high-quality pre-k, they learn, schools improve and our state grows stronger. The Pre-K for PA campaign seeks to ensure every 3 and 4 year old has access to quality pre-k in Pennsylvania. Join the... via Philly DoGooder II
AIDS Education Month Kickoff

AIDS Education Month Kickoff

A high energy recap of Philadelphia FIGHT’s 2013 AIDS Education Month. via Philly DoGooder II
Only a Mom or Dad

Only a Mom or Dad

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POWER OF TRADITIONS WELCOME TO FAMILY LIVES ON FOUNDATION There are more than two million children and teens in the US who are grieving the deaths of their moms or dads. Our groundbreaking Tradition Fulfillment program helps these young people and their families continue... via Philly DoGooder II

Share Food Program

SHARE Food program fights hunger and increases access to healthy, affordable food in the Philadelphia area. Film produced by Delphia Entertainment – – To learn more about the Share program visit via Philly DoGooder II

Shandra’s Story

Shandra shares the beginning of her story of being trafficked into the United States….the “Land of the Free.” via Philly DoGooder II
BuildOn at JRA

BuildOn at JRA

One Sunday each month, BuildOn Lower Merion high school student volunteers join together with 750-1,000+ other volunteers from across our community to pack and deliver food at the Jewish Relief Agency. JRA provides fresh produce and non-perishable pantry items to over 3,200 low-income families... via Philly DoGooder II

Ending The Digital Divide

Teens Volunteering via Philly DoGooder II
PYMC: We are the Now

PYMC: We are the Now

This short video explores the power of youth media and the many organizations which support youth in becoming creative media producers and engaged local citizens. The video was produced by youth media alum who are now pursuing their interests as college students and community educators. The... via Philly DoGooder II

Episcopal Community Services Youth Program

A third of students in Philadelphia drop out of high school. Only one in five goes to college. The ECS Youth Center offers evidence-based solutions to support youth in school, in the workplace, and in life. via Philly DoGooder II

The Power of Play

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, located in East Fairmount Park, has been a treasured destination for over 100 years. This video shows why Smith is so treasured and how Smith is leading the way in showing the power of play. via Philly DoGooder II

The Monkey and the Elephant

An epiphany born in South Africa finds its real world applications in Philadelphia, filling a gap in the support system for some of the most difficult lives a human being can live. The Monkey and the Elephant Cafe leverages the community of a cafe as the support network for foster youth who have... via Philly DoGooder II

Lower Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

West Philadelphia neighborhoods celebrate community, diversity, music, and the arts. Produced by instructors and students of PEC’s Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology. via Philly DoGooder II